Brian Shankar Adler is a multidisciplinary percussionist and composer. Described as "a polyrhythmic force… New York City gritty yet still somehow capable of evoking the delicacy of a summer breeze…” (JazzTimes), his work transcends the terrain between genre and geographic region, asking: how can we find connection through rhythm? 


Adler has performed in caves, forests and adjacent glacial ice fields as well as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and The Stone. He has recorded and/or composed for forty albums including his solo works: For a Gallery on the Moon, Fourth Dimension, and his recent collaboration: Air Space: Cricket Cipher. With an equal focus on improvisational and compositional practices, he uses rhythm as a tool for collaboration.